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June 17, 2024 | Latest Issue
The Dartmouth

Tuck, Thayer, DMS give degrees

The forgotten graduates of the spring, those concluding their studies at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, the Thayer School of Engineering and the Dartmouth Medical School, were recognized at investiture ceremonies yesterday.

DMS Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Sue Hennessy said last week DMS would be celebrating the medical school's bicentennial at this year's Class Day and Awards Ceremony.

Jordan J. Cohen, president of the Association of the American Medical Colleges, gave the keynote address, titled "Forward to the Past."

Hennessy said there would be a "special presentation and visit from Hippocrates himself ... who will recite the Hippocratic Oath in Greek."

If the medical school kept with tradition, French Professor John Rassias will have performed this duty.

Following the traditional graduation ceremony, Dean Andrew Wallace next recited Hippocratic Oath in English along with 60 new MD candidates.

As at the investiture ceremonies held at Tuck and Thayer, DMS conferred hoods on masters and doctoral degree candidates yesterday, including graduate students in Life Sciences, the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences.

The colors on the hood designate the degree granted and the graduate's school.

As part of the ceremonies, the DMS Dermatones, the DMS a cappella group, were scheduled to perform, Hennessy said.

Tuck held its investiture ceremony several hours later at Tuck circle, or in Leede Arena in the event of rain.

Patricia Palmiotto, the Director of Student Affairs at Tuck, said the keynote speaker for the Tuck graduates was L. William Seidman, publisher of Bank Director Magazine and Chief Commentator of CNBC-TV.

The student speaker selected by the 182 graduates was Paul Ollinger.

In addition to conferring the hoods, academic and community recognition awards were given to various students.

At today's Commencement, Tuck students will all receive Masters of Business Administration degrees.

The Thayer School of Engineering will recognize about 85 graduates at 10 a.m. in Cooke Auditorium in front of a predicted 350 guests, Thayer School Registrar Daryl Laware said.

At the investiture ceremony before Commencement, the graduates will receive black and orange-trimmed hoods.

In addition, five academic awards were given out, and the graduate degrees will be granted at the Commencement exercises.

The guest speaker at the ceremony is Charles E. Hutchinson, The John H. Krahbiel Senior Professor for Emerging Technologies and Dean Emeritus at Thayer.